Elisabetta Bertozzi, architect and sculptor, was born in 1966 in Bologna, where she earns a diploma at the High School of Art, second section (Architecture).
She then attends the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence, and graduates from the Department of Architectural Restoration with her dissertation “I portici lignei bolognesi: Palazzo Grassi e l’Ex Orfanotrofio di San Leonardo” (“The wooden porticoes of Bologna: Palazzo Grassi and the former Orphanage of San Leonardo”) in 1993.
In the same year on the second session, she passes the State Exam to qualify for the profession of architect in Florence.
Working in the fields of interior architecture, landscape architecture and architectural restoration and recovery, she starts her career
by cooperating in the restoration project of the famous Fontana del Tritone in the Ducal
Palace of Sassuolo; she has also worked on many other prestigious projects, such as the restoration of the Romanesque parish church of Rubbiano (Modena), the church of San Mamante in Lovoleto and the parish church of Santa Caterina of Saragozza in Bologna; most recently, she has carried out the recovery of the former Argenteria Stefani, the “Lindt shop” and the “American Vintage” shop in the strategic location of Bologna’s historic centre.
In 2017 she has become a member of the “Francesco Francia” Association of Arts, as an Artist Member; she is also part of the board of teachers at the “Francesco Arcangeli” High School of Art of Bologna, in the Additional Courses and in the School-Work programme in the field of Architecture and Design.
She has authored several essays that have been published in the journal Strenna Storica Bolognese, edited by the Comitato per Bologna Storica e Artistica (Bologna Committee for History and Art), association of which she is a Member.
Today she alternates between being a freelance Architect and working in design, graphics and sculpture, disciplines she has been delving into since her high school years, during which she was trained in many different art forms.
Since 1990 she has been displaying her works in Italy and abroad in both public galleries and private collections.
Since October 2017 she is a member of the Accademia degli Incamminati.
She was the artistic director for the unprecedented art installations of the Nativity and the Imago Pietatis in the attic of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna (2017-2018-2019). The music accompanying these art interventions, situated in what is the most renowned church of the city, was suggested by Ezio Bosso, Italian composer, pianist and conductor.
In 2017-2019, he was in charge of the preservation and restoration works of “Negozio ex Gavina”, a shop designed by Carlo Scarpa in Bologna.